Vanessa Trump Hospitalized After Opening Suspicious Letter Sent to Family Home
Connect with us


Vanessa Trump Hospitalized After Opening Suspicious Letter Sent to Family Home

Donald Trump Jr’s wife Vanessa Trump was hospitalized Monday morning after opening a letter with a white powder inside.

The former model, 40, was at her parents’ apartment in a building in Manhattan’s Midtown East around 10am when she opened the letter addressed to her husband and started coughing and feeling nauseous, a source with direct knowledge of the incident told

Trump’s mother Bonnie Haydon handled the letter before passing it on to her daughter, according to the New York Post.

The mother and daughter and another person were decontaminated and taken to New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center as a precaution, New York City Fire Department officials said. They appear to be fine now.

Law enforcement sources told the Post that the powder turned out to be cornstarch.

Officially though, an NYPD spokesman wouldn’t say what the powder was but said it was ‘deemed to be non-hazardous’ and is being taken to their lab for ‘further analysis’.

The NYPD’s intelligence division and the Secret Service are investigating the incident.

‘The Secret Service and our law enforcement partners in New York City are investigating a suspicious package addressed to one of our protectees received today in New York, New York. This is an active investigation and we cannot comment any further,’ the Secret Service said in a statement.

‘Thankful that Vanessa & my children are safe and unharmed after the incredibly scary situation that occurred this morning.

‘Truly disgusting that certain individuals choose to express their opposing views with such disturbing behavior,’ Donald Jr tweeted after the incident.

Donald Jr’s sister Ivanka sent her thoughts from Washington, DC.

‘Thinking of @MrsVanessaTrump & wishing I was by her side today. No one deserves to be frightened this way. There is no excuse,’ she tweeted

President Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, weighed in with a statement of his own.

‘How disturbed must a person be to do what they did to a mother of five young children? This dangerous and reckless act goes beyond political differences,’ Cohen said according to the Post.

The incident recalled the scary days after 9/11 when letters containing lethal anthrax spores were sent to the offices of several politicians and media outlets – resulting in five deaths.

Donald Jr, 40, is the eldest son of President Trump, followed by his sister Ivanka, 36; brother Eric, 34; half-sister Tiffany, 24; and half-brother Barron, 11.

As a child of the president, Donald Jr and his family were assigned a Secret Service detail when his father was elected. He voluntarily gave up his Secret Service protection in September, wanting more privacy, but his detail was reinstated about a week later.

Don Jr and model Vanessa Hayden married in August 2005 at his father’s Mar-a-lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida. The pair were actually introduced by the future president when Don Jr attended a fashion show with his father the previous year. Having met at the beginning of the show, Trump Sr was said to be so smitten with Vanessa that he re-introduced his son to her at intermission. ‘Donald comes back up to me again, “I don’t think you’ve met my son Donald Trump Jr,’ Vanessa told The New York Times in 2006. She responded “Yeah, we just met, five minutes ago”.

The couple finally started a relationship after being introduced a third time at a party by a mutual friend. Trump Jr, then 26, proposed to her in front of a jewelry store, complete with paparazzi, with a $100,000 engagement ring, which he is said to have wrangled for free in return for publicity.

They have five children, daughters Kai, 10, and Chloe, three; and sons Donald III, eight, Tristan, six, and Spencer, five – all of whom regularly feature on Don Jr’s Instagram account.

Since his father and sister Ivanka moved to Washington, DC., Donald Jr and his younger brother Eric have taken over control of their family company.

Last year, Eric was sent a threatening letter with a white powder in it to his New York City apartment as well.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

News3 hours ago

Trump Ordered DOJ to Investigate Claims of Spying on His Campaign — Now, They’re Responding

News3 hours ago

Hillary Clinton Jabs Trump and Declares She’s ‘Not Over’ Losing the Election During Yale Law Speech

News4 hours ago

Last week, reports indicated Stefan Halper, a Cambridge professor and longtime aide to some of Washington’s most powerful figures, was outed as an FBI informant planted inside Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. The New York Post writes: Halper made his first overture when he met with Page at a British symposium. The two remained in regular contact for more than a year, meeting at Halper’s Virginia farm and in Washington, DC, as well as exchanging emails. The professor met with Trump campaign co-chair Sam Clovis in late August, offering his services as a foreign-policy adviser, The Washington Post reported Friday, without naming the academic. … Days later, Halper contacted Papadopoulos by e-mail. The professor offered the young and inexperienced campaign aide $3,000 and an all-expenses-paid trip to London, ostensibly to write a paper about energy in the eastern Mediterranean region. Here are a few fast facts about Halper’s history in politics. Got His Start in Nixon/Ford Years The Stanford and Oxford-educated Halper started his career in government in 1971 as a member of President Richard Nixon’s Domestic Policy Council. The foreign policy expert served as the Office of Management and Budget’s Assistant Director of Management and Evaluation Division between 1973-1974. Halper then served as an assistant to all three of President Gerald Ford’s Chief of Staffs — Alexander Haig, Donald Rumsfeld, and Dick Cheney — until 1977. Accused of Leading a Spy Ring Inside Jimmy Carter’s Presidential Campaign The Reagan-Bush presidential campaign hired Halper to serve as Director of Policy Coordination in 1980 and would later be embroiled in the Debategate affair, a scandal in which CIA operatives were accused of leaking the Carter campaign’s foreign policy positions to the Republican ticket. The Intercept’s Glenn Greenwald reports: Four decades ago, Halper was responsible for a long-forgotten spying scandal involving the 1980 election, in which the Reagan campaign – using CIA officials managed by Halper, reportedly under the direction of former CIA Director and then-Vice-Presidential candidate George H.W. Bush – got caught running a spying operation from inside the Carter administration. The plot involved CIA operatives passing classified information about Carter’s foreign policy to Reagan campaign officials in order to ensure the Reagan campaign knew of any foreign policy decisions that Carter was considering. Halper also worked as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs during President Ronald Reagan’s first term. Had a Stint as a Bank Executive In 1984, Halper was chairman of three financial institutions — National Bank of Northern Virginia, Palmer National Bank, and George Washington National Bank. White House official Oliver North wired loaned funds from the Palmer National Bank to a Swiss bank account, which were later used to aid the contras. Believed Hillary Clinton Would Be a Better Steward for U.S.-UK Relations In March 2016, Halper told Russia’s Sputnik News that he believed then-Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton would prove to be a steadier hand in preserving the “special relationship” enjoyed by the United States and Britain. “I believe Clinton would be best for US-UK relations and for relations with the European Union. Clinton is well-known, deeply experienced and predictable. US-UK relations will remain steady regardless of the winner although Clinton will be less disruptive over time,” Halper said.

News5 hours ago

Who Is Stefan Halper? Meet the ‘FBI Informant’ Inside Trump’s 2016 Campaign

News5 hours ago

GOP Sets Fundraising Record in April as Democrat Money Woes Extend into Midterms